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Old 07-03-2003, 07:47 AM   #1
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Unable to read config file............


I have webmin and trying to run Proftpd. When I enter the command /sbin/service proftpd start I get a error saying that it failed because I couldnt read the config file. Any ideas on why?

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Old 07-03-2003, 07:49 AM   #2
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that there's no config file? /etc/proftpd.conf i'd guess at...
 
Old 07-03-2003, 07:50 AM   #3
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is the file located at /etc/proftpd.conf? if not you can use the "-c" and speficy where the config is, that is if you have it located elsewhere..so something like
/usr/sbin/proftpd -c /home/myconfig.conf
 
Old 07-03-2003, 07:55 AM   #4
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wow thanks for the fast replies. Im still new to this so what command is it that I use to find out if my ftp is working

When I or a friend of mine try to get into my ftp server the right ip addy comes up but then we get a connection failed. Im not sure why.

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Old 07-03-2003, 07:58 AM   #5
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well if you want to see if it is running you can type:
ps -aux|grep proftpd
and you'll see it say "proftpd (accepting connections)"

and the only way to really see if the ftp is up and ready to accept users, is to make a user/pass to log into the ftp after you fire it up, and see if you can log in, and if you can log in, see if you can download..
 
Old 07-03-2003, 08:14 AM   #6
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I did the command <ps -aux grep proftpd> and I get "ps error: User name does not exist.

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Old 07-03-2003, 08:31 AM   #7
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you typed it wrong, read the reply again...
 
Old 07-03-2003, 08:36 AM   #8
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Like I said I am new, I don't know how to make the straight up and down line. Sorry for being stupid but I only know the forward and backward slash. Hell I don't even know 1/4 or the keyboard shortcuts, I never use them. LOL

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